Found in the Kapuas Lakes Area
in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, fishermen reported
that this species occurs in the upper reaches of main
rivers among wood debris and sunken trees and logs.
Aquarium Care: As with most of the
genus, H. olyroides can become a pretty nasty character
in your fish tanks and if housed with other fish can
be lethal. Cichlids such as the Pikes from the Crenichla
genus that can look after themselves would be the
best bet for other tankmates. Although one of the
smaller of the genus they can not to be trusted with
other fish. If kept with other fish they will have
to be able to look after themselves.
this catfish is best described as a predator/carnivore
in its natural habitat feedings of fish, insects,
shrimps and other crustaceans, in captivity this catfish
will feed on mussels, prawns, pieces of fish, earthworms
and will even take prepared foods such as catfish
River, western Borneo. Type locality:
Sintang Market (reportedly caught in Sungai Kebian),
Western Borneo (Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia).
Kottelat, M. and E.
2005. The fishes of Danau Sentarum National Park and
the Kapuas Lakes area, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.
Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):139-173. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa